An introduction to Maison Jacynthe makeup

An introduction to Maison Jacynthe makeup

Jacynthe Rene, founder of JMagazine, recently released her new makeup line to complement her existing skincare. This Canadian brand is based out of La Prairie, Quebec, is handmade, contains natural ingredients and is cruelty-free. I got to choose a few products from their site to test, and let me tell you I am hooked.

Maison Jacynthe eyeshadow medium compact

The aesthetic of this line is earthy and woodsy. The eyeshadow and blush are in refill pans that you can store in these gorgeous eco-chic cherrywood compacts, and the format of these compacts are similar to Inglot with the magnetic bottom and slide open top.

Maison Jacynthe eyeshadow 04 Cappucino

04 Cappuccino is a warm mid-tone brown perfect for in the crease to transition almost any shade. The eyeshadow base is made with cornstarch and other ingredients include coffee seed oil, shea butter, macadamia oil, apricot and avocado oil

Maison Jacynthe eyeshadow 09 Affagato

09 Affogato is a grey purple that looked a lot more purple in the online photos but I am quite happy with how the shade turned out. The formula is almost identical to the other eyeshadow I received with minimal tweaks to the natural colours used to create it.

Maison Jacynthe eyeshadow Affogato Cappucino swatch

These are heavy single swatches to show pigmentation, which is amazing. There is NO fallout with either and the Affogato shade has a slight shimmer to it.

Maison Jacynthe eyeshadow Cappuccino Affogato look

The Cappuccino shade is definitely a perfect crease and transition. The pigmentation was so good and the formula was so soft and blendable I didn’t need a separate, lighter shade to transition to the browbone. It just… blended.

Maison Jacynthe eyeshadow Cappuccino Affogato look

As I mentioned before, Affogato looked more purple online but ended up being a cool, grey purple that works really well to define the crease and the outer V. I added a pop of highlight to the rest of the lid and under the brow to complete this look.

Maison Jacynthe eyeshadow 2

I am really, really happy with these shadows and would put the quality up there with Makeup Geek and Inglot. The list of ingredients is impressive and the compacts are stunning. I think a little shadow duo in a cherrywood compact would be a great little gift for someone.

Grab Maison Jacynthe products online now. Shipping is about $9.50 to Canada and $13.50 to the US.


*Press samples